National Library Relocations

70 Bridge Rd
Islandia, NY 11749


4 Springfield Street
Three Rivers, MA 01080

While National Library Relocations, Inc. specializes in library moving, we are pleased to offer our clients a wide range of additional services. We have a trained staff that is totally familiar with all types of classifications-Dewey, LC, NLM, SuDocs-and any type of integration or segregation can be handled with relative ease. This knowledge affords our clients peace of mind whether they have contracted with us for moving an entire library, integrating/ segregating collections, bar coding for automation, cleaning, security stripping or shelving a backlog of material. Our unique staff and blend of experience contribute to National Library Relocation's reputation as the #1 Library Mover in North America.

Collection Relocation, Shifting, Merging, or Segregating
  • Planning, Tagging, Moving
  • Internal Shifting
    • ADA Compliance
    • Recarpeting
    • Building Additions
  • Collection Segregation
  • Collection Integration
  • Customized Fill Ratios
Consultation, Specifications, Planning
  • Assistance with move planning, scheduling, move sequencing
  • Liaison with architects and contractors
  • Stack and furniture layouts
  • Collection measurement
  • Coordination of new furniture and shelving installations
  • Supervision of internal and small self-move projects
  • Budget figures
  • Custom specifications tailored to meet your library's needs
  • Development of bid packages
  • Original floor plan layouts
  • Recommendations on new equipment and furniture and re-use of existing items

Temporary or Long-Term Storage

  • Storage space available for boxed collections, furnishings and shelving while you renovate
  • Long-term storage and document delivery available to libraries coping with limited space for older materials


  • Tank (mufflered, triple-filtered microstat) type vacuums to remove dust and dirt from shelves and books
  • Blower type cleaning also available
  • Hand wiping for fragile materials
  • Cleaning of electrostatic shelving with specially-treated cloths


  • Where a tight budget prohibits the use of a professional library mover, we offer the means to do-it-yourself
  • Equipment rental by the day, week or month—book trucks, book bins, vacuums, dollies, portable ramps, library/office cartons, tub bins
  • "Consultant Rental" - manager to assist in the planning and execution of your project

Barcoding, Data Entry, Retrospective Conversion

  • Barcode preparation for self-checkout systems
  • Single or dual barcoding / Spine labeling
  • Data entry for barcoded items
  • Creation of MARC database
  • Inventory—match collection against shelflist or database
  • Security Strip/Tag application for all types of equipment—3M, Checkpoint, Knogo, Guardian, Ketec, Sensormatic

Sorting, Shelving

  • Interfiling of materials from shelving backlogs
  • Sorting and shelving of opening day collections for new or renovated libraries